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Notable Historical Events for January 12th

2006During an emotional ceremony, Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the New York Rangers

1723Handel's opera "Ottone" premieres at the King's Theatre London

199723rd People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)

2014"True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO

1951Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1948Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast

1966LBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends

1913After using other pseudonyms over the years, Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin ('man of steel) in a letter to the the paper, Social Democrat

1994Malcolm X's daughter arrested for plotting Louis Farrakham's murder

1954Queen Elizabeth II opens NZ parliament

January 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 12th

1893Hermann Goering, Rosenheim, Bavaria, leading Nazi politician and party member

1954Howard Stern, Roosevelt NY, "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK)

1930[Miles] Tim Horton, Cochrane Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons

1628Charles Perrault, Paris France, author (Mother Goose)

1964Stefano Simondo, Italian actor

1944Joe Frazier, Beaufort South Carolina, HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73)

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Notable Weddings on January 12th

2002TV Host Conan O'Brien (38) weds Liza Powel (31) at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington

1963Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas

1684French King Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon

2006Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk (37) weds Lhotse Merriam at Tavarua Island Resort in Fiji

January 12th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 12th

1700Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame in Quebec, dies at 79

2003Maurice Gibb, guitarist of the Bee Gees, dies of cardiac arrest at 53

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